Not much of it at the NY Post where they have three, count 'em, three (no link - go find them yourself if you want, but I'm not providing Murdoch with any extra revenue hits today) anti-Bill Perkins articles.
One of them actually starts with the sentence "Why Does Bill Perkins hate kids?"
Perkins is a state senator from Harlem who used to be pro-charter school but has since seen how charters skim off the cream of the crop of students in his district, suck up much of the money and space and leave regular public schools with what is left.
So he has decided that charter schools need to be better regulated, their finances need to be audited by outside independent sources to make sure they are doing things on the up and up and the cozy relationships between some charter operators like Eva Moskowitz and some public officials like Joel Klein need to be examined a little more closely.
He's not saying that charter schools need to be abolished, just that they need to be better regulated and should be forced to play by the same rules that public schools have to be play by (including financing and space rules.)
So he's decided to hold public hearings to shine a light on the doings of charter schools and their operators. He has also introduced legislation to regulate charter school financing and creation a little more than currently happens now.
For that, charter school proponents have made him Public Enemy #1 and the Post is attacking him today with THREE articles today.
He must be on to something for the Post to be going at him with full guns ablazing, saying he hates kids and all that jazz.
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